Advanced Steps - Dressmaking Techniques for the Proficient Sewer

Advanced Steps - Dressmaking Techniques for the Proficient Sewer

Saturday 03 June 2017

Session: 1


Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm

Level: Beginner Plus

Maximum Class Size: 6

This techniques class is designed as a follow on from our Next Step class and is ideal for those who already make their own clothes and would like to extend their knowledge beyond the basics to get a more professional finish to their garments.

Build on your essential sewing skills with this set of advanced dressmaking techniques that will help you create neatly finished garments and become a proficient and accomplished seamstress.

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Blind Hem

  • Pin Hem

  • French Seam

  • Flat Felled Seam

  • One Step Buttonhole

  • Invisible Zip

  • Lapped Zip

  • All materials and tools are provided. This is a Beginner Plus class, students must be competent machine sewers.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.

    Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.